Hundreds of young Africans gave the Queen Mother a delightful welcome when she visited the Bondeni Community Centre, Nakuru, Kenya, at the start of her up-country tour, Feb 12.
GV. Queen Mother arriving at Bondeni Community centre, small girl presents bouquet.
SCU. Children clapping.
LV. Queen Mother walks towards children exercising.
SV. Children dancing.
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LV. Ditto, Queen Mother in background.
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SV. Queen Mother watching schoolchildren receiving daily milk.
SV. Small boy walks up, salutes, and receives his milk followed by small girl.
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LV. Queen Mother walks away, and a boy rushes to get his milk.
CU. Sign "Starehe Hall".
GV. Queen Mother seated before audience of the Kenya's Farmers' Association Building.
SV. Audience applauding.
LV. Queen Mother declaring the building open.
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Background: Hundreds of young Africans gave the Queen Mother a delightful welcome when she visited the Bondeni Community Centre, Nakuru, Kenya, at the start of her up-country tour, Feb 12.
The Bondeni Centre trains African women in Western hygiene and house-keeping. The women bring their children who are cared for in the adjoining nursery.
The Queen Mother toured the nursery while the children carried on with their normal lessons and activities. She stood by a nurse as each child came to collect is its daily bottle of milk. One keen youngster marched up to his nurse, turned to the Queen Mother and gave a crisp soldier-like salute.
Later the Queen Mother opened the new headquarters of the Kenya Farmers' Association at Nakuru. After a civic lunch she went on a 'whistle-stop' train tour of the Uasin-Gishu and Trans-Nzoia districts, 'crossing the line' - the Equator - in the hilly cattle area.